The History Of Token White Characters In Black Movies

2011: Amy (Julie Bowen) in Jumping the Broom

What did Claire Dunphy do on her summer vacation from filming Modern Family? Why, she hung out with damn near every popular working black actor in Hollywood at Martha's Vineyard, playing a wedding planner, that's what! She's the female version of Modern Token Role #2, i.e. the white chick who is not racist or anything but just doesn't quite fit in, though she tries hard to anyways. At one point she tries to do her best Beyoncé impression when she says "gurl." So zany! Yep, Angela Bassett, we gave that exact same side-eye.

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